What is audiology?
Audiologists are health care professionals who specialize in diagnosing and treating hearing loss and hearing disorders. Mercyhealth’s audiology department provides comprehensive and professional hearing health care, from prevention of hearing loss to rehabilitation, for individuals of all ages with hearing concerns.
Our unique approach to each individual’s care reflects the professional concern and attention required to help individuals reach their goal of improved quality of life through better hearing.
Appropriately chosen, properly fitted, and regularly checked hearing aids can greatly improve the quality of life for hearing-impaired people. Advancements in hearing aid technology include remote microphones and receivers in the canal, which has resulted in greater patient satisfaction.
In addition, advancements in tinnitus management can help patients who have ringing in the ears.
Testing for hearing loss
If you suspect a hearing loss, the first step is to make an appointment with a Mercyhealth audiologist for testing and evaluation. Audiology testing is painless, comfortable and safe. It includes checking your ability to recognize everyday words at different volume levels and to hear various tones.
Our services include:
- Bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA), a surgical option for certain types of hearing loss.
- Diagnostic hearing and balance testing for adults and children
- Newborn hearing screening
- Hearing instruments available in a wide range of hearing-aid technology
- Assistive listening devices
- Musician’s earplugs
- Hearing aid accessories
- Sound protection devices
- Otoacoustic emission testing
- Tinnitus treatment